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Harvest: Persimmons

Here’s a bright little drawing of persimmons from memory. I drew this with Prismacolor pencils to experiment with blending techniques to replicate the muted sheen on the fruit.

(re)Birth of a Nation

I used the visual language of the intertitles from a silent movie, The Birth of a Nation, for two reasons: because of its melodramatic emoting, and because of its role as white supremacist propaganda.

Peace, Love, and Understanding series

Not too much story on these; I mostly picked it as an excuse to draw different people and to think through the meaning of tattoos.

Bel Bacio Featured Artist for February

I just finished hanging a dozen pieces of art at Bel Bacio coffee shop in San Jose’s Little Italy.

Trilogy of Shadow Puppets

These frames reminded me of the soot around a fireplace so I created these three illustrations of shadow puppets.

Prior Art: Mixing

Mixing is the last of seven technologies I’ve explored in Prior Art: analog media manipulation and vintage virtual reality.

Prior Art: Reel-to-Reel

Reel-to-Reel is the sixth of seven technologies I’ve explored in Prior Art: analog media manipulation and vintage virtual reality.

Prior Art: Transfers

Transfers are the fifth of seven technologies I’ve explored in Prior Art: analog media manipulation and vintage virtual reality.

Prior Art: Darkroom

Darkrooms are the fourth of seven technologies I’ve explored in Prior Art: analog media manipulation and vintage virtual reality.

Prior Art: Zoëtropes

Zoëtropes are the third of seven technologies I’ve explored in Prior Art: analog media manipulation and vintage virtual reality.

Prior Art: Stereoscopes

Stereoscopes are the second of seven technologies I’ve explored in Prior Art: analog media manipulation and vintage virtual reality.

Prior Art: Typesetting

Typesetting is the first of seven technologies I’ve explored in Prior Art: analog media manipulation and vintage virtual reality.

“Prior Art” show at Kaleid Gallery

My first solo show, Prior Art, is now up at Kaleid Gallery in downtown San José from now ’til November 25th. The theme of the show is “analog media manipulation and vintage virtual reality.”

Creepy Ancestors

Because it’s Halloween, and I wanted to loosen up a bit, I leaned a bit more towards caricatures and intentionally skewed them to look creepy.

Bathers Series

It’s the first day of summer, an excellent time to debut more work in the Bathers series. There are now six!

Compelling Characters and Customer Journeys

Though normally there isn’t much crossover between my artwork and my experience design work, this project fell squarely between the two.

Peace, Love, and Understanding

I found these little frames with comic-strip-like sections and thought it would work well with a three-part phrase.

Little Creatures of Love

Since I felt like drawing animals, I thought I’d focus on animals that can be a bit misunderstood but are lovely pets.

At the Paris Exhibition, 1900

Unfortunately there’s no name attached to it, so I don’t know who she is. I named this so it could either be interpreted as her being in the exhibition, or attending the exhibition.

Waiting & Watching

This chunky wooden frame reminded me of the aesthetic of Bruegel’s earthy illustrations or Goya’s creatures.